Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey
Tennessee’s conservative leader, Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey is
the first GOP Senate Speaker in Tennessee in 140 years and the first from
Sullivan County in over 100 years. In the 2008 elections, Ramsey led Tennessee’s
Republicans to a gain of three Senate seats and a solid five seat majority.
Lt. Governor Ramsey became the longest-serving Republican Senate Speaker
in Tennessee history in 2009.
Under Ramsey’s leadership in 2010, Republicans both increased their majority in
the Senate and gained a numerical majority in the House of Representatives for
the first time since 1869. After leading Senate Republicans to an unprecedented
26 to 7 supermajority in the 2012 election, Lt. Governor Ramsey was elected to his
fourth term as Speaker of Senate in 2013.
A small business owner himself, Ramsey believes job growth must be the top
priority for state government. Ramsey started his own surveying company just
three years after graduating from East Tennessee State University with a degree
in industrial technology in 1978. His business has since grown to a real estate
and auction company – Ron Ramsey and Associates, a well-respected land company
in Upper East Tennessee.
Ramsey resides in Blountville with his wife, Sindy. The Ramsey’s have three
daughters, Tiffany, Sheena and Madison. Lt. Governor Ramsey is also blessed
with three grandsons, Parker, Graham and Briggs.